The wait is over. Today UNIQLO’s first Canadian store has officially opened its doors to the public at The Eaton Centre!

To commemorate the event, yesterday Uniqlo’s Eaton Centre location hosted a pre-opening party with an open bar, live music, and a DJ and Culture has the juicy details for you below! Party guests were served a variety of hors d’oeuvres and alcoholic beverages.

The party started off with a bang as Chairman President and CEO of UNIQLO, Tadashi Yanai delivered a speech to celebrate the store’s expansion into Canada, then proceeded with the Japanese traditional sake barrel-breaking ceremony.

UNIQLO opening ceremony in Toronto
Chairman President and CEO of UNIQLO, Tadashi Yanai (柳井 正), in the center behind the sake barrel.
Origami maple leaf at UNIQLO Canada
Shoppers are greeted by a pillar display of red origami maple leafs, a tribute to the store’s Japanese origins and its new Canadian location.
Red carpet
The full red carpet treatments for their guests.
Store pre-opening shopping experience
Guests were given a pre-opening shopping experience.

Their grand opening coincides with UNIQLO North America’s debut of the 2016 Fall/ Winter Uniqlo U collection, available in store at the Eaton Centre. The collection is led by former Hermès designer Christophe Lemaire and his UNIQLO Paris R&D Center team. Uniqlo U features 52 women’s and 35 men’s items, including knits, outerwear, dresses and jackets suitable for casual and business-casual wear.

The store is located between the women’s H&M store and Nordstrom at the Eaton Centre entrance by Dundas Square. The interior of the store has two floors with an even selection of men’s and women’s distributed throughout. The second floor also has a section for toddlers and children.

Bottom floor of UNIQLO Eaton Centre
Bottom floor with escalators leading to the second floor.

Here’s what to expect when shopping there. Pricing is listed in Canadian dollars, excluding taxes.

  • Shirts $39.00
  • Knits $49.90 to $149.90
  • Outerwear $99.90 to $199.90
  • Pants $49.90 to $69.90
  • Skirts $49.90 to $69.90
  • Dresses $49.90 to $99.90
  • Jackets $99.90 to $149.90
  • Cut & sewn items $19.90 to $49.90
  • Accessories $19.90 to $59.90
Canadian colors! Represent!
Canadian colors! Represent!
Fall winter layering
The more layers, the better!
UNIQLO blocktech pants Canada
Blocktech warm pants to keep you cozy for Canada’s next-level winter.

Here are a few more images of the store:

Fall outfits UNIQLO
These outfits are perfect! | Image by Ryan Emberley
Fall Winter jackets coats
Full selection of fall and winter jackets, parkas, vests and bombers. | Image by Ryan Emberley
Fine knit sweaters
Walls of knit sweaters. Who’s going to clean all this!? | Image by Ryan Emberley
UNIQLO kids clothing
Stylish kids section. | Image by Ryan Emberley
UNIQLO Canadian stockists
UNIQLO is also in stock at a few independent retailers. | Image by Ryan Emberley

Many describe Uniqlo as the Japanese version of H&M. If I had to compare the two retail companies, Uniqlo wins hands down. From a personal perspective, the clothes are very trendy, versatile, comfortable, and good quality for a cheaper cost!

I highly recommend shopping at Uniqlo! (Take my money, Uniqlo!)